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United States Has a Valid
Claim Upon Palmyra.
IT DATES BACK AS FAR AS 1802
.British Occupation and So-Called
negation Did Not Occur Until
New York, Aug. 2.—A Herold special
from Washington says: In suppqrt of
their claim to Palmyra island, which
has been taken possession of by the
British government, the London author
ities refer to the fact that the British
flag was hoisted over this territory in
1889. Even if the official records of
the Hawaiian government fail to eliow
the title of the Dole regime to the
island, the United States is in a posi
tion to raise the claim that the island
belongs to thia government by virtue
of discovery by an American citizen.
This fact is recognized by the authori
ties in an official publication which
contains a reference to its discovery and
the action of the British in placing
their flag over it.
is the official directions of the hydro
graphic office of Great Britain issued by
In regard to Palmyra
island, the volume states:
“Palmyra was discovered by Captain
Saule, of the American ship Palmyra,
in 1802, and was formally annexed tc
Great Britain by Commander Nicholas,
of H. M. S. Cormorant, May 18, 1889.
There were no inhabitants on the island
at the time of its annexation, although
Messrs. Henderson and McFarlane, of
New Zealand, contemplated cultivating
A high official of the state depart
ment said last night that an investiga
tion regarding the rights of Hawaii and
Great Britain to Palmyra island is now
Senator Morgan, of Alabama, said he
had not examined into the question of
the validity of the Hawaiian title to
Palmyra island, anil was not prepared
to express a defintie opinion on the
subject, though he was inclined to
think it a matter of comparatively
small importance to the United States
whether Great Britain had the island
or not, on account of its distance from
the United States and Hawaii.
The action of Great Britain in taking
possession of Palmyra at this time is
generally regarded here as a step in
her jubilee year policy of strengthening
her military lines. Another step in
that policy has been brought to the
attention of the state department in a
report of Consul Miller, at Port Stan
ley, Falkland isles, who report that
surveys are in progress at that point
under the direction of Colonel Lewis,
of the royal engineers, for the estab
lishment of a naval station and hos
pital. Such a station at this point,
with repair shops and fortifications
would be of the utmost importance to a
British fleet operating in the Souther»
An Account of the Trial and Conviction
of Murderer Butler.
San Francisco, Aug. 2.—The steam
ship Alameda arrived from Australian
]>orts this morning via Samoa and Hon
The Alameda brings from Sydney
papers describing the trial and convic
tion of Butler, the murderer, who was
captured in San Francisco and returned
to Australia, and who has since been
hanged. The trial lasted three days,
and in some respects was sensational.
When the prosecution finished its case
Butler was asked if he had anything to
say. The murderer was in a state of
collapse apparently and the court ad
journed until afternoon. He then in
low tone made a rambling statement to
the effect that he had started for the
mines with Weller at Weller’s solicita
tion. On the way Weller acted queer-
ly, and when he displayed a pistol But
ler thought Weller was going to shoot
him. Instead, however, Weller placer!
the pistol to his own head and when
Butler grabbed it in an endeavor to
take it away the weapon was discharged
and Weller was shot through the head.
Butler said he had used Weller’s pa
lters to enable him to ship as a sailor.
The case was then given to the jury,
which deliberated for an hour and
twenty minutes before bringing in a
verdict of guilty.
Workmen Arc DeHcrtlngf.
Washington, Aug. 2.—The navy de
partment has felt the evil effects of the
gold craze. The firm of Moran Bros.,
located in Seattle, is building the tor
pedo boat Rowan, and had made good
progress until the Alaskan craze set in.
Now they have informed the depart
ment that so many of their workmen
have dropped their work to go to Alas
ka that they are obliged to appeal to
the navy department for an extension
of time in which to complete the boat.
The land office is receiving many ap
plications for copies of the public land
laws by persons who profess their in
tention of going to Alaska. The office
has been obliged to notify the appli
cants that the land laws have not yet
been extended to Alaska, though the
mineral laws apply.
The Portland Steamer ('learn
New York, Aug.«2.—A dispatch to
the Herald from Havana says: Ha
vana’s outposts have been again at
tacked bv a large laxly of rebel«, who
before the Spanish troops could be
gathered to resist ha<l swept through
the suburbs, carrying all before them.
They used, it is lielieved, rapid-
firing guns and a large quantity of
The attack was made late
last night. Today there is an inclina
tion among the Spanish officials in
Havana to deny the fact that the rebels
had evaded the forts and swept into
Havana limits. The facts, however,
remain and the path left by the rebels
through the suburbs southeast of the
city may be plainly traced.
At the first sound last night the
Spanish soldiers in the city ami suburbs
sprang to arms. They proceeded hur
riedly to the southeastern part of the
' city where the looming of heavy
guns or dynamite could lie heard plain !
ly all over Havana.
Then the sound
of firing increased, and finally after a
few hours, died away, showing that
the rebels had retired. Several wounded
Spanish soldiers were brought to Ha
vana and removed to hospitals after
the engagement, ami several were killed.
The reticence of Spanish officials pre
vents any knowledge of the result of
the attack becoming general. It is a
fact, however that great damage was
done by the insurgents on their bold i
raid, and that a considerable quantity
of dynamite was used.
There was great excitement in Ha
vana during the rebels’ attack. Hun i
dreds aroused by the heavy firing,
poured into the streets and the word
passed along, ‘‘Tne. lebels have attacked
the city,” created almost a panic in
some quarters. There is still much
excitement here, due largely to the re
fusal of the officials to give out infor
This attack on Havana was not unex
pected. For weeks past the rebels have
been within sight of the capital and
have practically moved without inter
ference. The insurgent leaders near
Havana are Brigadier-General Castillo,
with a large force at Mariano, nine
miles southwest, and Colonel Nestor
Aranguren, of Guanabacoa, across the
bay. General Alexander Roderiguez,
.ebel commander of Havana province,
with a large force, is near Minar and
Colonel Aranguren is at Colorado.
It is believed the rebel raid was led
by Aranguren, who is noted as one of 1
the most daring of the rebel chiefs.
Captain-General Weyler has left Ha
vana for Matanzas, and the belief is ex
pressed that the knowledge by the in
surgents of this intention on his part
led to the attack.
It is understood that large bodies of
insurgents have recently crossed from
Pinar del Rio and Matanzas. and that
the rebels’ strength in thia province
has assumed formidable proporitons.
Quintin Banderas with 800 men is
among those w-Z, have come into the
province from Matanzas.
The Shooting tn Scottdale.
Scottdale, Pa., Aug. 3.—Coroner
Owens today held an inquest on the re
mains of William Cummings, the non
union mill worker who was killed last
night in a quarrel with strikers. A
large number of witnesses were ex
amined, but the only one who gave
jiositive testimony was Constable Long-
necker, who testified that he was stand
ing within a few feet of the parties
when the shooting took place, and
plainly saw the flash from the revolver
in the hands of William C. Hubbs.
The jury found Hubbs guilty, and he
was arrested. Hubbs was a roller in
the employ of the Scottdale Iron &
Steel Company before the strike, and is
one of the best known men in town.
While opinions differ as to the effect of
Cumming’s death, it is believed that
the trouble last night will end the riot
ing and bloodshed, and the strikers
will be more moderate in their actions.
The town tonight is quiet.
Five Violent Death..
Mob Flretl on nt Scottdale.
The Fantsinaker.* Complaint.
New York. Aug. 3.—The general
strike of the pantsmakers’ union, a
branch of the socialist trades alliance,
went into effect today in 250 shops in
Greater New York. The strikers are
enthusiastic, and believe this effort on
their part will end the sweating sys
tem and restore the old rate of wages.
Under the present system they a«-e able
to make only #1.50 for a week’s work.
Under the old schedule, which they
want restored, the operators made from
#10 to #12 a week. There are nearly
8,000 operators, and. in consequence of
the strike, 5,000 finishers are idle.
Shipwrecked Sailor« Reach Home.
New York, Aug. 3.—Among the
passengers today per the Clyde liner
New York from San Domingo was Cap
tain Hall and six shipwrecked sailors
of the American schooner Belle Hooper,
which was lost July 8, on Silver cape,
60 miles northeast of Macons, and be :
came a total loss
The crew was
obliged to abandon the vessel and take
to the boats, and was picked up by the
Norwegian steamer Bratten and landed
at Macoris, and then sent home by the
United States consul.
Potter« Want Tlieir Wage« Rained.
Trenton,*N. J., Aug. 3.—The work
ing potters of this city held a mass
meeting last night at tjie'r clubhouse,
and decided to ask the manufacturers
for the restoration witliiA 60 days of
the 12 per cent cut in their wages
made in 1894. The men claim that
the increased tariff rate on jiottery
made by the Dingily bill justifies the
request. A committee of the men will
seek a conference this week with the
manufacturers on the subject.
The Sheet-Iron Worker«’ Strike.
Phillipsburg, N. H., Aug. 3.—The
America» £heet-Iron strikers held a
meeting, at which the committee re
ported the result of its conference with
Superintendent Danby. The company
offered the men work at cut wages, but
they refused to accept the proposition,
and decided not to depart from their
Scottdale, Pa., Aug. 2. — Wild excite
ment prevails here tonight. As the
afternoon turns of nonunion men, who
have taken places of striking ironwork-
ers at the Scottdale works, were going
home, one of them became incensed at
the remarks of some boys, and fired at
them. A large crowd gathered about
the station at the time, and they start
ed after the nonunion man, who fired five
shots into the crowd before he reached
the boarding-house. The hotel was
surrounded by an excited crowd, and it
was with difficulty that Burgess Porter
got them cooled down, and had he not
had the assistance of strike leaders I
there is no telling what the crowd
would have done. Another nonunion
man, whose name could not be learned,
drew a revolver and fired several shots.
He was knocked down and pretty badly
beatetn before he could tie reached by
the officers and taken away. The sec
ond crowd is massed about the station
and nonunion men are afraid to ven
>• Omaha, Aug. 2.—Judge Sanborn
passed on the decree of sale in the Un
ion Pacific foreclosure case this morn
ing. He accepted the Ames decree
with bnt few corrections. There was a
sharp debate over the government’s de
cree, the attorneys for the reorganisa
tion committee objecting. The upset
price was placed at #50.000,000. Judge
Cornish was appointed special master
to conduct the sale. Be will fix the
Christiana, Aug. 3.—The storthing
has issued a maximum cdstoms tariff
against all countries, «according less
favorable treatment to Norwegian
products and ships than is accorded to
They Tried to Chaste Seat*.
Boston, Aug. 3.—Robert Stott, aged
80, and John Peters, aged 91, were
drowned by the capsizing of a towboat
on the Charles river tonight during an
attempt to change seats.
By the Breaking of the Dam.
Middleton. Conn., Aug. 2.—At 8
o’clock this morning a dam 40 feet
wide, containing water from which
three factories get power, burst, letting
down a tremendous volume of water.
Huge stones of which the dam was built
crashed into the factory of William
Wilocx’s lock shop and the lower floors
of the factory were flooded. Forty
workmen were compelled to flee for
their live«. Much damage has been
WORK FOR THE RAILROADS.
Grain aud Fruit Crops East of U»«
Downing, Hopkin« A Company’# Review
Evidence of Steady Growth
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
From All the Cities and Towns
the Thriving Sister States
The Washington oounty court is de
bating the question of building a county
A new wheat warehouse baa been
built at Mission to take the place of
the one that burned recently.
The estimated sum of money that has
left Grant county during the last year
for bicycles is #4 .500. This sum would
give a bicycle to about every twentieth
A brass shoe weighing 1,800 pounds
was cast at the Astoria iron works last
week. The shoe is to be put on the
keel of the Manzanita to hold the stern
post, rudder and screw.
Work is piling up at the Pendleton
foundry so rapidly that it has been
found neceassary to work nights. A
night force has been hired and in a few
days the hum of the machinery will be
heard almost without cessation in the
The citizens of Marshfield, Myrtle
Point and other towns in Coos county
have complained somewhat of a sugar
famine, but Coquille has been worse
off. There has been a shortage of flour,
sugar, butter, eggs and fruit jars, and
steamers and trains would come and go
without replenishing the stocks of flour
The 12th annual catalogue and guide
book of the state normal school at
Drain, in Douglass county, has been
published. A feature of the catalogue,
not usually found in such publications,
is the remarks addressed to the differ
ent classes, to those who expect to be
come pupils, to the instructors, ami to
the school directors throughout the
The Odd Fellows hall in Pendleton
is being moved ami the contents of the
copper box deposited in the corner-stone
of the building May 8, 1879, have been
The articles contained in
tiie box consist principally of a number
of coins, two business cards, several
newspapers, a copy of the old constitu
tion and by-laws and the family record
of Lot Livermore.
The report of the officials of the La
Grande land district, which includes
Baker, Grant, Morrow, Umatilla,
Union and Wallowa counties, shows a
total land surface area in the district
of 8,843,000 acres, of which 15,360
acres are reserved, 2,820,425 acres have
been disposed of, leaving a total of 5,-
871,215 acres yet undis|>osed of, of
which 4,394,601 acres are surveyed
and 1,476,614 acres unsurveyed land.
Union county embraces a total land sur
face area of 2,028,000 acres; 678,814
acres have been disposed of, and there
is yet available 1,849,186 acres, of
which 867,353 acres are surveyed and
481,883 acres unsurveyed.
land in Union yet undisposed of, 75
per cent its timbered, 20 per cent graz
ing land, and 5 per cent farming land.
H. T. Jones has been tendered and
has accepted the position of chief grain
inspector for Spokane. The salary is
#1,200 a year.
All arrangements have been made by
the Fishermen’s Protective Associa-
tion, on Gray’s harbor, to run the can
nery at Aberdeen this season.
The Whitman County Union Vet
erans’ Association of O1<1 Soldiers and
Sailors, at its first annua! reunion last
week, decided to meet next year in
The contract for revenue cutter sup
plies for the coming year has been
awarded to the Adams Hardware Com
pany, of Port Townsend, says the
Destructive Hail Storm.
Denver, Aug. 2.—A Republican spe Leader.
Dealers are offering 52 cents a bushel
cial from Sioux Falls, S. D., says one
of the m^st destructive hail storms for wheat in Pomeroy, but there are
known passed this morning. The few takers. One farmer sold 8,000
storm started three miles west of Dell bushels at that figure, and received part
Rapids and went southwestr-destroying down.
absolutely everything in ’its path
One of the Seattle banks is issuing
around Galveston. Everything is a letters of credit available at Juneau,
total loss. One branch of the storm St. Michaels and Circle City, Alaska,
that passed over Hermantown and Lu Fort Cudahy and Dawson City, North
verne, Minn., went in two paths, one west territory.
north of Luverne and the other south
The Port Angeles school district has
clear across Nobles county. The path decided by a vote of five to one to val
of this branch of the storm Is fully 10 idate its oustanding warrant indebted
miles wide. It is estimated that fully ness, amounting to #18,000, issued in
1,000,000 acres of crops were destroyed excess of the legal limits.
by the storm. Hundreds of farmer;
The receiver of the nail works at
have lost every vestige of a crop.
Port Townsend has jiostponed the sale
Ammunition Kuiuihig tow.
of the goods and chattels of the works
Bombay, Aug. 2.—The situation at until August 24, at the Request of a
Camp Makakland has become serious. majority of the creditors.
Word has been received that natives in
The shipments of fruit from the city
large force made a second attack on the of Walla Walla during the last four
forts today. The fighting was severe. months have brought to that place #75,-
Thirteen of the British were killed and 000 in cash, being 40 jter cent more
30 wounded, among the latter l>eing than for the corresponding period a year
The tribesmen ago.
lost 100 men. The worst feature of
Very few idle men are seen on the
the situation is that the garrison is
short of ammunition, and it is feared streets of Walla Walla as comparecí
the whole supply will be exhausted be with the number there a week ago.
fore reinforcements arrive. It is fp- Those willing to work secured jobs from
ported that Madmullah has mustered at the farmers, most of whom are harvest-
i ing full blast.
least 40,000 tribesmen.
New Norwegian Tariff* Law.
Decree Passed O r I r Omaha.
Cubans Kahl th«* Suburb« of th« Kpan-
Astoria, Or., Aug. 8. — A 4:15 o'clock
this morning, the O. K. & N. steamer
Elder, with 883 passengers from Port
land and 25 from Astoria, bound for
the t'londyke, slowly left her dock, and,
in the dim light of the early day, set
her nose towards the far north, the land
of promise to the goldhunters.
Hundreds were on the docks even at
that hour, and every passenger was on
deck to bi<l a last farewell to friends
and civilization. As the steamer got
under way, a lnighty.shout was given
by those on shore, which echoed from
the distant hills and was answered by
those on lioard. Last words of warning
and advice were spoken, and soon the
big ship was but a slmdow irr'tbe dis
Several joined the ship here at the
last moment. One man traded a dia
mond and #500 gold watch for another’s
outfit; and one man bought half in
terest in the outfit of another whose
partner left him, and a man from Poit-
land, who jumped on the steamer at
the last moment, found an outfit here
all packed, which the person who or
dered it failed to call for. Without
question, he paid the invoice price and
had it loaded on the steamer.
During the day, the passengers of the
steamer were entertained by the citi
zens, and a jolly time was had while
the ship’s machinery,which was slight
ly damamged on the trip down the
river, was repaired.
Terre Haute, Ind., Aug. 3.—This has
been a sad day for Carlisle, a town 30
miles south of here. Four persons
were drowned at Hyatt’s Ferry, in the
Wabash river, and one was ground to
fragments by an Evansville & Terre
Haute freight train. The dead are:
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Ammond, Mr.
and Mrs. Abner Morris and Charles
Hines. The first four were seen to go
in bathing, and later their clothing was
found on the river bank. It is be
lieved one of the women was seized with
cramps and the others were drowned in
trying to rescue her. Charles Hines
was found lying close to the Evansville
& Terre Haute track, at Carlile. The
head was crushed in, the right hand
torn off and the body almost severed.
It is thought Hines fell from the train
while stealing a ride.
The berry-pickers around Lake What
com are bringing into Whatcom 100
gallons of wild blackberries every night.
One night last week 131 gallons were
brought in. The berries retail at 50
renta a gallon.
A raft of 845,000 feet of logs has
. l>een received at Port Townsend. The
logs are to be cut into lumber and used
1 in building a wharf that will be used
in connection with the building of ths
'foritficationa at Marrowstone point by
the Pacific Bridge Company.
Portland, Or., Aug. 2. — General
The important factor in wheat last
week was the large foreign demand. Agent R. P. Ober, of the Northern
A lesser influence was the appearance Pacific refrigerator-car system, was in
of the July bulls as large buyers of the the city yesterday. He has just made
an extended tour, of the fruit and grain
The general view of the trade is that listricts of the country tributary to the
the situation is favorable for compara Northern Paoific, and had thia to say
tively high prices. The fact that the ja the subject:
"There will l>e an enormous fruit
market has hail within a fortnight an
advance of 10c per bushel, and that the -*rop in the Snake river valley, in the
new crop movement has not fairly Yakima district, and in the Walla
started to keep, however, an influential Walla district. In fact, there will be
party in the field. As to the final out a heavy crop wherever there is an or
come of the situation, it is remarkable chard in the Northwest. The Sound
how close speculators are together. itself will ship a large quantity. The
Their differences are hardly more than prices are uniformly good, growers be
as to the time for an advance and its ing content to get one to one and a halt
cents net per pound in the Eastern
Receipts of new wheat at Chicago are markets.
“In this connection I observed a
away under last year’s. The big Kan
sas crop shows in the arriavls at Kansas very noteworthy fact, that is, the im
City, which, without being so very mense shipment of green fruit and
large, are a good deal over 12 months vegetables to Alaska. One Tacoma
ago, yet the foreigners have taken all firm has a standing order to ship every
of this Kansas wheat they could get. thing in this line that will, in their
None of it is moving toward Chicago, opinion, stanl the trip. That’s a pret
Most Alaska boat«
unless it is to go through to the other ty good order.
side. The small receipts are more sig have cold-storage facilities, and could
nificant because July is 4c over Septem use more, for the demand ¡ b surprising.
ber, an incentive to rush the grain here. i It is a fact that two cents a pound is
Furthermore, Chicago July is lc and netted to the grower on fresh fruit eons
over St. Louis, Toledo or Detroit. to Alaska, and, now that this mining
The oompleted crop movement last year exoitement is rushing such numbers of
developed that the 1896 winter wheat people into that region, it is easy to
yield was very much less than anybody force a great and growing market for
had assumed it to be. With July al the green and dried fruit and vegetable
most ended the receipts this year at products of the Northwest.
“The grain crop is everywhere moot
Chicago are vastly less than last, the
week’s shipments exceeding the ar promising. With the advancing price
for wheat, this will be a banner year
Our visible supply showed an in in the annals of the grain industry. I
crease of 1,782,060 bushels, and now was surprised to find that over in the
totals 17,814,000 bushels, against 46,- Sprague and Ritzville region the wheat
crop was even better than in the Pa
754,000 bushels a year ago this time.
The foreigners took freight room in louse. ”
Traveling Freight Agent Savage, of
two days last week for as much wheat
as will be received at all the primary the Omaha line, who just returned
markets in a fortnight. It is certainly from the Washington fruit and grain
nothing against the market that there country, filso says that no description
is a clever active bull interest in it. of the crop outlook this year can bo toe
This lias made it somewhat uncom glowing.
fortable for the professional short
selleis. These latter have found out RETURNED YUKONER ROBBED.
that there was somebody to meet their
raids. The long line haB not, however, Started Out to Do New York and Was
Done Up by Thug«.
been large enough to be threatening,
Aug. 2.—The World
and the tactics have at no time been
offensive. It looks as if the July-would says: Henry Gauldier, 85 years at
go out at a moderate premium over the age, was found in this city unconscious
September, and as if the campaign and bleeding from a wound in his head.
would be continued through September. Citizens picked him up and oarried him
to a saloon. 111 b skull is probably
He telegraphed for his
Wheat—Walla Walla, 76@77c; Val brother Phillip, of Laoonia, N. H.,
ley, 79c per bushel.
asking him to join him at once.
Flour—Beet grades, #4; graham,
Gauldier said he was direct from the
#3.50; superfine, #2.25 per barrel.
Clondvke, having left Dawson City
Oats—Choice white, 38@40c; choice June 18. He came on the steamer
gray, 37 @ 89c per bushel.
Portland, the first steamer down.
Barley—Feed barley, #16@ 16.50; When he arrived in New York he went
brewing, #18@ 19 per ton.
to the Manhattan hotel. He had a re
Millstuffs—Bran, #14 per ton; ceipt for #800 deposited with the clerk
middlings, #21; shorts, #15.50.
of the hotel.
With #200 he started out to do th*
#10® 11; California wheat, #10® town. He is not quite clear as to bow
11; do oat, #11; Oregon wild hay, #9® he reached Harlem, or how he got to
10 per ton.
where be was found, but he had been
Eggs—13}^@18c per dozen.
robbed of the greater part of his
Butter—Fancy creamery, 35 @ 40c; money. When made comfortable in
fair to good, 30c; dairy, 25@80e pei the hospital he said:
“I wish I had had ‘Old Betsy’ with
Young me when those ruffians attacked me.”
America, 12 '4c; California, 9® 10c pei
He went to the Clondyxe a year ago.
He stopped at Junes and went thencu
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, #2.50® to Dominion creek. He located sev
3.0 p«-i dozen; broilers, #email@example.com; eral valuable claims. The stories told,
geese, #3 @4; ducks, #2.50®8 per dozen; he said, of the finds in that section do
turkeys, live, 10® 11c per pound.
not begin to tell the truth. He lefneed
Potato« s.—Oregon Burbanks, 85® to say how much money he had
45c per tack; new potatoes, 50c pet brought back, but said it was not un
sack; sweets, #1.90®2.25 per cental.
common n to find a fortune in a few
Onion«—California, new, red. #1.25; weeks.
yellow, #1.50 per cental.
“1 only left at this time because n
Hops—10® 11 *^c per pound for new newcomer told me of my father’s death,
crop; 1896 crop, 4@6c.
I ran away from home and have not
Wool—Valley, 11® 13c per pound; seen my people in 20 years. Knowing
Eastern Oregon, 7@9c; mohair, 20c that I had a rich find and wishing to
share it with my people, 1 came back
Mutton—Gross, best sheep, wethers to get my brother to go with me. He
and ewes, 2l4@2*^c; dressed mutton, will find our claims in good hands with
4}jc; spring lambs, 5% per pound.
gold ready to be picked up.”
Hogs—Gross, choice heavy, #4; light
Gsuldier’s story seems to be verified
and feeders, #2.50®8; dressed, #8® by papers found in his pockets, includ
4.25 )>er 100 pounds.
ing a number on the banks of the Yu
Beef—Gross, top steers, #2.75®8; kon, a receipt for a berth on the steam
cows #2.25; dressed beef, 435^0 per er Portland and the hat mark of a
tradesman in Seattle. If his skull is
Veal—Large, 8J^@4^c; small, 5® not fractured he may be able to leave
5^c per pound.
i the hospital soon.
Butter—Fancy native creamery,
brick, 18c; ranch, 10® 12c.
Cheese— Native Washington, 10®
11c; California, O^c.
Eggs—Fresh ranch, 18® 19c.
Poultry—Chickens, live, per pound,
hens, 10® lie; spring chickens, #2
®3.50; ducks, #2.50®8.75.
Wheat—Feed wheat, #24 per ton.
Oats—Choice, per ton, #21.
Corn—Whole, #20; cracked, per ton,
#20: feed meal, #20 per ton.
Barley—Rolled or ground, jier ton,
#19; whole, #¡8.50.
Fresh Meats—Choice dressed beef,
steers, 6c; cows, 5^c; mutton sheep,
6c; pork, 6‘4e; veal, small, 6.
Fresh Fish—Halibut, 4J$c; Salmen,
4®5c; salmon trout, 7®J0c; flounders
and sole, 3®4; ling cod, 4®5; rock
cod, 5c; smelt, 2V4®4c.
Pirate« Are Feared.
Washington, Aug. 2.—The steamer
Portland, which is expected to leave
I 8t. Michaels about September 15, will,
it is said, have on board gold from thn
Alaskan gold fields valued at #2,000,-
000. P. B. Weare, of Chicago, preei-
; dent of the North American Transpor
tation & Trading Company, has advised
the treasury department that he fears
an attempt will lie made by pirates t«»
capture the cargo and has asked that
the government detail a revenue cutter
to co.ivoy the Portland out of Behring
sea. This request has been granted.
The revenue cutter Bear and possibly
one or two others will convoy the Port
A Canadian Mystery.
Vancouver, B. C., Aug. 3.—Last
Sunday a resident named Smith, while
fishing with his son on Howe sound
found on Bird’s island the headless
Itody of what appeared to be an Indian
woman. Though the flesh was nearly
all gone, the body which was lying in
a canoe, cannot have l>een there long,
as a shawl and other clothing was in a
good state of preservation. The polica
are now investigating.
San Francisco Markets.
Wool—Choice foothill, 9® 12c; San
Joaquin, 6 months’ 8® 10c; do year’s
staple, 7® 9c; mountain, 10® 18c; Ore
gon, 10® 13c per pound.
Hops—8® 12c per pound.
Millstuffs — Middlings, #18.50®22;
California bran, #15® 15.50 per ton.
Hay—Wheat,#12® 15; wheat and oat,
#11® 14; oat, #10® 13; river barley,
#7®8; Itest barley, #9® 11; alfalfa,
#7® 8.50 clover, #7.50® 9.
Potatoes—New, in lioxes, 30®40c.
Onions—New red, 70®80o< do new
silverskin, 85c®#l per cental.
Fresh frutfc—Apples, 90® 80c per
small box; do large box, 85®75c Royal
apricots, 20®85c common cherries,
15®25c; Royal Anne cherries, 25® 40c
per box; currants? #1.00® 1.50 per
chest; peaches, 95®50c; pears, 90®
40c; cherry plums, 20®30c per box.
Laborer Badly Burned.
San Francisco, July 81.— While dip
ping lumber at the North beach creo
sote works today, J. Morris, a laborer,
fell into a vat of boiling creosote and
was so badly burned that his life in
New York, July 31.—The Herald’s
correspondent in San Salvador says
that Otto Munchmeyer, United Staten
consul In San Salvador, has COtamittoA